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Community Nesting? Dove and robin sharing same the homestead

Every spring for the last several years, robins have taken up nesting in the light fixture on our front porch. This year was no exception, however, after several days we noticed something odd - there was a new bird squatting next to Miss Robin. Yes, your eyes are not deceiving you - that's a mourning dove.

Now we can't wait to see what transpires once the babies are born. Will the mothers get along? How will the babies interact once they are older? So many questions.

Of course, I've shared this with E-Bird, and posted it on FB and TW, and shared it with our fellow birders. We have never witnessed cross species displaying this kind of behavior. If you have, please get in touch with me. We'd love to hear from you.

Update - May 22, 2020

Dove and robin still peacefully living side-by-side. However, the robin now has four baby beaks to feed. Mourning dove is still waiting for her brood to hatch.

Update - May 30, 2020

What an interesting week it has been. As you will see in th…

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